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Workers Club

Address:
51 Brunswick St, Fitzroy 3065
Opening hours:
Mon-Thu 4pm-late, Fri-Sat 12pm-1am
http://www.theworkersclub.com.au

The tradition of the Worker's Club is somewhat of an institution in these parts. Having a local watering hole where you can rest your bones and sink a few cold ones is an Australian right, there's no two ways about it. Formerly the Rob Roy, the hotel has been given a scrub and a new fit-out - complete with recycled materials and new furniture. The main bar has a casual, African hunting lodge feel to it - owing to the plywood walls and state school-inspired furniture - broken only by the cubist patterns on the wall. The bar serves up several ice cold beers and a variety of reliable spirits onto the well-tiled bar. There's also a reasonable list of wines should you want for something a little more luxurious than a pot. You can then enjoy your chosen poison in the bar or the bandroom down the hall. There's even a modest smokers's courtyard out back if you're in the mood for a dart. And being programmed by the capable hands of the Evelyn, you know that local and interstate acts will hit the stage here with gusto.